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Kennesaw State University student advances to ‘Jeopardy! National College Championship’ finals

KENNESAW, Ga. — A student from Kennesaw State University has given yet another impressive performance on the ‘Jeopardy! National College Championship’ to earn his way into the Finals.

In Thursday night’s semi-finals episode on Channel 2, KSU Senior Raymond Goslow earned $20,779 to beat out opponents from Georgetown University and Harvard University.

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Goslow’s win alone wasn’t enough to secure his place in the finals, however. He also has to beat at least one other semi-final winner. According to the ‘Jeopardy!’ website, out of the four semi-final winners, the three with the highest-scoring performances in the semi-finals will advance.

In the second half of the episode, Stanford University student Isaac Applebaum beat his opponents with a score just over $18,801.

With Goslow’s scoring higher in the semi-finals than Applebaum, he’s secured his spot in the finals.


“I’m really, really grateful that I was able to get on it for this special tournament,” Goslow told Channel 2′s Wendy Corona. “It’s very special to get to bring Kennesaw State to the people around the country in prime time.”

It’s not just his trivia knowledge that will impress you. Goslow is also a Rubik’s Cube expert and can even solve one using his feet.

His love of everything Rubik’s cube was through a random encounter with the puzzle 11 years ago. He’s been obsessed ever since.

“I was at Walmart looking through the toy aisle and I saw that the Rubik’s Cube set on the box,” Goslow said. “It comes with instructions. And so I’m like, I like to follow instructions.”

Goslow teaches classes on how to solve the cube at a nearby Cobb County Library.

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Goslow wasn’t the only Georgia student in the tournament. Claire Jackson from Spelman College and Elijah Odunade from the University of Georgia were both in the first round of play but did not advance.

The winner of the ‘Jeopardy! National College Championship” will win a $250,000 grand prize.

The finale episode airs Tuesday, Feb. 22 on Channel 2.

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